Systems Analysis for Librarians and Information Professionals

Systems Analysis for Librarians and Information Professionals

Paperback Library and Information Science Text (Paperback)

By (author) Larry N. Osborne, By (author) Margaret Nakamura

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  • Publisher: LIBRARIES UNLIMITED INC
  • Format: Paperback | 261 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 25mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Englewood
  • ISBN 10: 156308693X
  • ISBN 13: 9781563086939
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,403,388

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Rational and methodical, systems analysis has been used successfully by business, industry, and research organizations. This new edition employs basic elements from the business world to show users how to apply systems analysis effectively to any library setting. Updating Osborne and Nakamura's previous work, the book fills a tremendous need in the field. It introduces readers to the steps in the process-from identifying and defining problems and collecting and analyzing data to selecting strategies for implementation and proof of the systems. The limitations of systems analysis, an overview of the rationale for applying it to problem situations, and many real-life examples illustrate the principles. A new chapter on object-oriented techniques, additional idea-generating techniques, and the inclusion of case studies invites readers to put these principles into practice. Practical and easy-to-read, this work will benefit students of information studies as well as professionals in the field, particul

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?Clearly structured and written in a readable and accessible style...An accessible introduction to techniques and approaches relevant to systems analysis.?-Managing Information